SEL & Mindset
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the deliberate commitment to including a framework of essential skills and dispositions that complement academics but historically have not been a part of curricular design. Learners acquire and effectively apply the skills necessary for self-regulation or managing and talking about emotions, forming relationships, setting goals and demonstrating empathy during their learning.
Compound Interest: Problem Solving Starts with Engagement
Barbara Schneider pens the second of a two-part series on the legacy of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
What Happened When the Octopus Left Its Shell
Jonathon Medeiros explores the intricate layers and shells learners sometimes carry, shed, have had stolen and overcome.
Finding Flow: When Work Feels Like Play
Angela Duckworth pens the first in a two-part series on the legacy of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who passed away in October.
Missed Connections: Social Media Has Its Benefits
Anne Maheux pens an open letter on the benefits of social media for learners.
Adaptability Advantage: We Need More Than Just Resilience
Andrew Martin pens an open letter on the power of adaptability for young learners.
Roots & Shoots: Feeding Curiosity
Angela Duckworth pens her latest letter on how to encourage curiosity.
A Whole Child, Strengths-Based Approach to IEPs
Digital Promise, the Educating All Learners Alliance, and Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools created a guide that embraces a “whole-child” and strength-based approach to rethinking IEPs.
Evolving Through Connections, Feedback, and Relevancy
What does the word "evolve" mean to you as an educator? Katie Martin and Lainie Rowell share their thoughts.
The White House is Right: It’s Time for Schools to Invest in Student Success
Pamela Cantor and Eric Tucker underscore the need to show up for every learner's well-being within and beyond schools.
We Shall Overcome: The Social Emotional Impact of the Pandemic and Racial Injustice on Students of Color
Antonio Boyd reflects on Black History Month and the social emotional impact on students of color.